Remember Me

Do not shed tears when I have gone

but smile instead because I have lived.
Do not shut your eyes and pray to God

that I’ll come back but open your eyes

and see all that I have left behind.
I know your heart will be empty

because you cannot see me

but still I want you to be full of the love we shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow

and live only for yesterday

or you can be happy for tomorrow

because of what happened between us yesterday.
You can remember me and grieve that I have gone

or you can cherish my memory and let it live on.
You can cry and lose yourself become distraught

and turn your back on the world

or you can do what I want

- smile, wipe away the tears, learn to love again and go on.

David Harkins